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Drug interactions between Nexium and ranitidine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Nexium (esomeprazole)
ranitidine

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Nexium and ranitidine - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Nexium

A total of 299 drugs (1838 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Nexium.

ranitidine

A total of 321 drugs (2058 brand and generic names) are known to interact with ranitidine.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

esomeprazole food

Applies to: Nexium (esomeprazole)

Food may interfere with the absorption of esomeprazole. Esomeprazole should be taken at least one hour before meals and at the same time every day. When esomeprazole is given to patients receiving continuous enteral nutrition (tube feedings), the tube feeding should be interrupted for at least 1 hour before and 1 hour after the dose of esomeprazole. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Acid suppressant agents

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'acid suppressant agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'acid suppressant agents' category:

  • esomeprazole
  • ranitidine

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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